Cardio A Mood Boster… It’s because physical activity is something your body craves (even if your conscious brain hates it sometimes). To make it fun for you, your brain actually releases fun chemicals like serotonin, endorphins and yes, dopamine. The great thing is even non-strenuousexercise can help increase dopaminelevels. Serotonin and dopamine are chemicals produced in the brain… Read More Can Cardio Improve Your Overall Mood?
Manage Your Daily Fitness with These Apps! This week’s challenge in #TheKimShapiraMethod is to up your daily steps to 10,000. Yes to some of you that may sounds crazy, but it’s possible! When we have something or someone tracking us we often push harder. The average person takes 3,000 steps per day so in order… Read More My Top Fitness Apps
USDA Recommended Diagram I’m sure many of you remember using the Food Pyramid in school back in the day. Well, in 2005, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) changed from the Pyramid as a whole and moved to a more modern approach, a Plate. It is called MyPlate, and it depicts a plate with… Read More What is MyPlate?
Don’t Go Back for Seconds Just Yet Most people eat their meals like they are actually starving. While this may feel normal, it isn’t normal for our bodies. Not to mention, it leads to one of the biggest contributors to obesity: overeating. Overeating can cause rapid weight gain, which many of us see annually during… Read More Overeating
The Difference Between Physical & Emotional Hunger || Part 2 Emotional hunger leads to unnecessary eating, which many of us are at fault for each and every day. Fortunately, we are going to point out what emotional hunger feels like, and if you read the post on physical hunger, you will really be able to… Read More Emotional Hunger
Do You Know The Difference Between Physical Hunger & Emotional Hunger? There are two separate hunger entities, and knowing the difference between the two is very important, especially for those of you who are participating in the Kim Shapira Method. Physical hunger and emotional hunger can feel very similar, yet are immensely unalike. By understanding… Read More Physical Hunger
Is It Really That Good For You? Matcha comes from the same plant as the green tea we know and love, but the harvesting process is what sets it apart. The last 20 days prior to harvesting the plant is covered so it won’t receive any additional sunlight – this boosts the chlorophyll production, gives… Read More Matcha Green Tea
The Year You Take Back Your Health! I have been on this incredible journey through the nutrition world for 20 plus years. In this time I have had the opportunity to work in hospitals, gastroenterologists offices, sports clubs, community centers, addiction centers, taught Nutrition at the college level, and all along having the most amazing… Read More The Kim Shapira Method
Fermented Foods You Should Be Eating Right Now! The breakdown of sugars by bacteria and yeast is fermentation. It is commonly used to preserve foods, but consuming fermented foods can help increase the activity and reproduction of good bacteria in your gut! To learn more about probiotics and fermentation read my article ” .” Check… Read More Top 5 Fermented Foods
Constipation is more common than you may think! Bloating, gas, and less than 3 bowel movements a week are signs that you might be constipated. With age usually comes less physical activity and that can lead to constipation in addition to what we eat. 1. Poor hydration Not drinking enough water or binge drinking… Read More 5 Foods That Can Cause Constipation
Are You Taking Antibiotics? We take antibiotics to defend our body against bacterial infections, but they can also take a toll on our liver. in addition to liver damage if taken too much we might suffer from diarrhea and other side effects. Consuming the right foods with your antibiotics & after may ease those… Read More Foods To Consume When Taking Antibiotics
The Big Question: Which Is Better For Weight Loss? Trying to lose weight, but don’t know which one is better for quicker results well let me tell ya! With the New Year right around the corner and many people working on their resolutions, which close to always include weight loss, this will help you better… Read More Cardio vs Weight Lifting || Weight Loss
Will Taking More Than Enough Vitamin C Cause Side Effects? When we feel a cold coming the first thing we do is run to our kitchen, eat a bunch of oranges, and then make sure to take those vitamin c supplements we bought a while back. Is this helping or hurting you? Vitamin C is… Read More How much Vitamin C is Too Much?
Detoxes and Cleanses – Not What You Think Just to be clear, there isn’t any kind of detox or cleanse that is going to rid you of all the high calorie food and sugary drinks you have consumed over the holidays. Even if they claim to do so, there just isn’t that kind of magic… Read More Detoxes + Cleanses
Juice Cleansing May Be Worse Than You Think! There are a few different reasons as to why they may be doing more damage than improvement for you. Knowing these can be very helpful, especially if juice cleanses are something that you do regularly or consistently. Whether or not you believe in them, this short read… Read More Read This Before You Juice Cleanse